Start Up

Ethiopia and Nepal

What this gift will do

Poverty can deprive people of opportunity, but your donation can help create opportunities, by helping an individual start a business.

Tearfund and our partners encourage the formation of Self-Help Groups, where group members pool their savings to enable them to start businesses and advocate for resources from government and financial institutions. Your donation funds training in financial literacy, budgeting, and planning, as well as support services for the group.

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*Under Alert Level 3, orders for physical cards will be delayed until further notice. Alternatively e-cards are still available for purchase.

You’ll receive a physical card to give to your loved one. Each card has a picture of the gift, a story of its impact on a family in the developing world, and space to write a personal message to the recipient.

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Samjhana from Nepal says:

quote-marks.png I received a loan and bought 25 chickens. From the profits, I repaid my loan and have enough to support my seven children.


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